This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.
This 121-Megapixel Photo of Earth Will Make Your Jaw Drop
This composite color full-disk visible image was captured p. ET on Jan. 15 using several of the 16 spectral channels available on the Advanced Baseline Imager. The image shows North and South America and the surrounding oceans.
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, an Atlas V rocket with NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-R, lifts off at 6:42 p.m. EST on November 19, 2016. GOES-R is the first satellite in a series of next-generation weather satellites from NOAA. It will launch to a geostationary orbit over the western hemisphere to provide images of storms and help meteorologists predict severe weather conditionals and develop long-range forecasts. P...